Posted 9/20/16

Story, photos by Kevin Pakos for Sports & Entertainment NewsASPN Radio 


ACU Firestorm Win in OT on Road in Texas


Head Coach Jeff Bowen Picks Up First Win.


Has to be the best feeling in the world for the Arizona Christian Firestorm new Head Coach Jeff Bowen. Picking up his first win, on the road and in OT, overtime! Final Score ACU 30 Sul Ross State 27.


Where the heck is Alpine, Texas anyway. A looooonnnggggg dusty road away from home. WIth the win the Firestorm move to 1-1. Their opponent, the Lobos are a D3 school and the second straight week that ACU has played a team from a bigger conference. Most teams like to schedule easy foes to get their tune up game in. Not this squad, trial by fire is their way. 


Besides the win, the best part was the offensive production. 288 yards passing and 186 yards on the ground. QB Gerrit Groenwold scored passing and running and capped the win in OT by carrying it in himself. On the day he threw 32 times for 21 completions and 255 yards with the one TD. 


The running was shared by Quinta Thomas 89 yards, 1 TD. Marcus Horne 31 yards, Justin Carroll 23 yards, Damario Fair 13 yards 1 TD. 


The ball was spread around to Donovan Smith, Scott Kuhn, Quinta Thomas, Alan Freeman, Johnathon Parks, Tyler Dunken, Streeter Turner and Justin Carroll, he had a TD Catch.


Derek Brush added three extra points and a field goal to put up six points for the game.


The defense played big with top showings by Austin Schleier, Kori Hurd and Chris Oatman.


Next up is another road trip for an 8am game in Grand Rapids, MI vs the Davenport Panthers. They are an NAIA foe so this is a huge game for the Firestorm, now 1-1.  


You can find their scores online each week at our CFB Website You can also get live game scoring updates on Twitter @aspnradiocom as well as on Facebook we have been bringing the news of ACU Firestorm football since they began.


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